Articles tagged under: Punjab

Badal heaps praise upon Shah for organizational skills, terms him an institution

March 30, 2019
Badal heaps praise upon Shah for organizational skills, terms him an institution

Ahmedabad: Shiromani Akali Dal President and former Punjab CM Prakash Singh Badal today heaped praise upon BJP chief Amit Shah for his extra-ordinary organizational abilities saying that he was not a man but was an 'institution' of sorts. Addressing a meeting organized at Sardar Patel chowk here before the nomination of Shah as BJP candidate on Gandhinagar seat, Badal said that Shah's life was like a light-house. 'I have no hesitation in saying that he was not a man but an institu...Read More

Spit and Run and then ‘U’ turn: Kejriwal apologises to Majithia

March 16, 2018
Spit and Run and then ‘U’ turn: Kejriwal apologises to Majithia

New Delhi: In a great display of spit and run tactic and 'U' turn in politics Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has tendered an apology for levelling charges of involvement in drugs trade against Shiromani Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia following which the latter has decided to withdraw the court case against him. Majithia said he was grateful that truth had won and Kejriwal had realized his mistake.He added that since the AAP leader had "tendered his apology", he did not want to p...Read More

While Gujarat Congress promises farm loan waiver, look what happened in Punjab

May 15, 2017
While Gujarat Congress promises farm loan waiver, look what happened in Punjab

Ludhiana: While Congress in Gujarat promises loan waiver to farmers if elected to power, this example of Punjab Congress is important to know. Congress party had promised loan waiver to farmers in Punjab before the election. After elected to power, Congress has not fulfilled this promise as of now. On Sunday Punjab BJP held its working committee meeting in Ludhiana in presence of national general secretary Ram Lal and MP and party's Punjab affairs in-charge Prabhat Jha among others. P...Read More

Navjot Singh Sidhu joins Congress after meeting Rahul Gandhi

January 15, 2017
Navjot Singh Sidhu joins Congress after meeting Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi:Cricketer-comedy show actor-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu today joined Congress ahead of February 4 assembly election in Punjab after meeting Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. Sidhu's wife Navjot Kaur had already joined Congress in November last year. Earlier, Pargat Singh, a former Akali Dal MLA who formed Awaaz-E Punjab with Sidhu had also joined Congress after Sidhu husband wife resigned from BJP. Sidhu was made Rajya Sabha MP by BJP, but he had suddenly announced his res...Read More

BJP sweeps Chandigarh municipal corporation polls

December 20, 2016
BJP sweeps Chandigarh municipal corporation polls

Chandigarh: In a shot in the arm for BJP and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) ahead of Punjab assembly polls, their alliance today defeated Congress in the city municipal corporation election in which demonetisation had emerged as a key issue. BJP won in 20 wards out of 26, its ally SAD bagged one, four wards fell in the kitty of Congress and one ward was won by an Independent in the elections held on Sunday, an election office spokesman said here. Congress had majority in the Municipal Corporati...Read More

Modi, Ghani visit Golden Temple

December 03, 2016
Modi, Ghani visit Golden Temple

Amritsar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani today took a heritage walk and visited the Golden Temple soon after arriving in this holy town to attend the Heart of Asia conference. Modi and Ghani walked through the renovated heritage corridor before reaching Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as Golden Temple, where large number of people, waiting for hours, welcomed them. The temple premise was decorated with lights and flowers and the two leaders were taken to va...Read More

“Out of 117, AAP will not get more than 8-9 seats, they are gone case in Punjab”

December 03, 2016

New Delhi: Bitter rivals SAD President Sukhbir Badal and Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh for a change today not only shared a dias, but also both viewed Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party as a "gone case" for the 2017 state Assembly polls. "Punjablis like to try something new...they buy new mobile and discard old one and if they don't like new one they discard it also, so people have discarded him (Kejriwal). They (AAP) are gone case in Punjab," Badal, who is also Deputy Chief Minister...Read More

Foreign assets case: Income Tax files charge sheet against Amarinder Singh

December 02, 2016
Foreign assets case: Income Tax files charge sheet against Amarinder Singh

Chandigarh: The Income Tax department has filed a charge sheet against Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh in connection with its probe against him and his son in a case of alleged untaxed foreign assets. Official sources said the department filed the prosecution complaint (equivalent to a police charge sheet) in a competent court in Ludhiana in Punjab yesterday and the former chief minister has been charged under section 277 of the I-T Act (false statement in verification) and IPC sections...Read More

KLF chief Mintoo nabbed within hours after escape from Punjab jail

November 28, 2016
KLF chief Mintoo nabbed within hours after escape from Punjab jail

New Delhi: In a swift operation, chief of Khalistan Liberation Front militant outfit Harminder Singh Mintoo was arrested here last night within hours of his escape from Nabha jail in Punjab, with Delhi Police saying he was planning to flee abroad, to Malaysia or Germany. However, high alert continued in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi as about 12 armed dreaded fugitives are still at large. Two cars used by them in the escape have been found in Haryana's Kaithal district. 48-year-old Mintoo wa...Read More

Gunmen break into Punjab’s Nabha jail, flee with dreaded Sikh militant, one arrested in UP

November 27, 2016
Gunmen break into Punjab’s Nabha jail, flee with dreaded Sikh militant, one arrested in UP

Patiala: In a sensational jailbreak, chief of Khalistan Liberation Front militant outfit Harminder Mintoo today escaped along with five other prisoners after armed men in police uniform stormed the high-security Nabha prison here, exposing "lapses" and raising doubts of possible collusion of insiders, with the Centre seeking an immediate report. Punjab DGP Suresh Arora said that "the unidentified assailants came in police fatigues and were carrying small firearms." He said that they told poli...Read More